Sport: Lefty's 14th

When the New York Yankees returned to New York last week for a series of baseball games with the Washington Senators, they were ten games ahead of the Detroit Tigers and it was generally considered that the Yankees had the American League pennant practically won. But they had just lost three straight games to the feeble Philadelphia Athletics, and the Senators had just stretched a winning streak to eight games. And there was also the problem of Yankee Pitcher Vernon ("Lefty") Gomez.

On July 19, bigfooted, popular Pitcher Gomez beat Cleveland for his 13th...

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